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Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Gaza rocket fired at southern Israel, drawing IDF retaliation

Friday, November 1, 2019

Incoming rocket sirens sounded Thursday evening in southern Israeli communities, with the military confirming that one rocket had been launched from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian terrorists. Reports said the rocket landed in an open field. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The Iron Dome air defense system was activated and an interceptor … Read More

Israeli forces thwart stabbing attack at Cave of the Patriarchs

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The suspected female terrorist approached Border Police officers stationed at the holy site and attempted to stab one member before being shot; her condition is described as critical; there were no reported injuries among Israeli forces. Israeli security thwarted a suspected terror attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of … Read More

Israeli fighters down UAV over Gaza

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

(October 30, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli fighter jets were scrambled late Tuesday afternoon to intercept an unauthorized Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over the Gaza Strip, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported. The interception was ordered because the UAV was flying at the very unusual altitude of four kilometers (some 12,000 feet). Tuesday’s drone interception was … Read More

Abbas orders to rebuild home of soldier’s killer, razed by IDF for second time

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday ordered to rebuild the house of a Palestinian convicted of killing an Israeli soldier, just hours after the killer’s family home had been demolished by IDF forces for the second time within a year. Staff Sgt. Ronen Lubarsky, 20, died from his wounds after Islam Yusuf Hamid, 33, dropped … Read More

IDF downs drone flown in from Gaza Strip

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Israeli forces brought down a drone on Thursday as it was flying in the area of the border fence along the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said. The drone was detected in the area of the southern Gaza Strip and “was brought down by IDF troops,” the army said in a statement. The army … Read More

The IDF’s secret weapon against Iran

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Israel’s military has a secret weapon as the war-between-war campaign against Hezbollah and Iran continues to expand: the Language Teaching Department at the Military Intelligence and Cyber Instruction Unit (MICIU), a language school where soldiers become fluent in Arabic or Farsi in under two months. In a nondescript building in a base in the center … Read More

IDF nears completion of new Gaza border fortifications

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Israel is nearing completion of new defense works being constructed on the Gaza border in response to weekly border riots, threats from anti-tank missiles and other terror attacks, according to a Channel 13 report broadcast on Wednesday. The project includes defenses against missiles and improved sniper posts, which have been better fortified, placed higher up … Read More

Israel, bracing for Iranian assault, studies recent attack on Saudi oil facility

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Israel’s defense establishment is analyzing last month’s strike on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which is being blamed on Iran, to learn how to protect the country from a possible similar assault, Hebrew media reported Monday. The September 14 combined drone and cruise missile barrage on two facilities knocked out half of the kingdom’s oil production, … Read More

Explosive detonated near West Bank IDF position, 2nd device neutralized

Monday, October 7, 2019

An explosive device was detonated next to an Israel Defense Forces position near the town of Beit Ummar in the West Bank on Friday evening, the military said in a statement. A second device was discovered at the army post and was neutralized by sappers. There were no reports of any injuries in the primary … Read More

Israel arrests terrorists behind murder of Israeli teen Rina Shnerb

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

  Israeli security forces arrested the terrorists involved in the murder of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb, who was killed in a bombing in the West Bank last month that also wounded her father and brother, the defense establishment said Saturday. Rina was killed, her 19-year-old brother Dvir was seriously wounded and her father Eitan was lightly … Read More